“Trump Is The Most Dangerous Man in America” – The Big Picture
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On March 1, 2018, Donald Trump made history as the first sitting president to be impeached for obstruction of justice.
Since then, we’ve seen numerous politicians and pundits take the position that if there was ever a moment to take the president out of office, it was now.
So far, the only politician to challenge Trump’s impeachment for obstruction is New Jersey Gov.
On March 7, 2017, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the first bill to impeach the president for obstruction.
This week, we’re joined by Republican Rep. John Faso to discuss what the impeachment bill would look like.
And while we’ve known for a long time that this was going to happen, the timing of this is also something that will be interesting to watch.
This is what we know about impeachment and the timing for it.
First, what does impeachment mean?
What is the bill proposing?
In Article I, Section 4, Clause 3, the Constitution defines impeachment as “the bringing of an impeachment charge against the President for an offense having been committed in his Office.”
So what is impeaching Trump for?
What would constitute an impeachable offense for Trump?
We’ve seen a number of articles and tweets over the past year and a half that have called Trump’s conduct an impeachable offense.
For example, Politico published an article titled “The First Amendment Is Dead” in October 2018 that cited a number cases from the past 10 years that cited the impeachment as a means to remove a president from office.
The same article went on to note that “it has never been in the Constitution’s language that impeachments should be brought by a House of Representatives or the Senate.
The impeachment is merely a means of removing the president from his office.”
The same day, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by columnist Charles Krauthammer that called impeachment a “dangerous and irresponsible tool” for removing a president.
On February 20, 2019, The Hill published an op-ed by Washington Post columnist Philip Klein entitled “If Trump Is Impeached, It Will Be Because of His Crimes.”
Klein wrote, “I am concerned about what would happen if the impeachment were to be brought to the House.
Impeachment can only happen by a constitutional convention.
The Republicans who would then convene would be the ones who would try to remove the president.”
In February 2020, The Wall Street Journal reported on the possibility of impeaching the president over his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
On June 3, 2020, Politico reported on a number other impeachable offenses, including obstruction of Congress and misuse of government power.
But as the years passed, more and more articles and opinions that had been written about impeaching or removing Trump, began to come to the fore.
On July 6, 2020 , the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on impeachment.
The following day, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee introduced the House Impeach Trump Act, a bill that would establish a committee to investigate Trump’s “unlawful acts and omissions.”
In June 2021, The Daily Beast published an investigative piece by reporter Adam Entous that investigated whether or not the impeachment of Trump was possible.
It revealed that a former White House Counsel for Trump’s personal attorney had told investigators that he had received an email from a Trump attorney that was written in the style of a campaign ad.
The email had been sent by a person who claimed to be representing Trump.
According to the email, the email said that the attorney “has some big things coming up, but I think he should call me on the phone.”
In March 2021, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was appointed to the position by President Trump, announced that he would recuse himself from the investigation into Trump’s firing of Comey.
In May 2021, the House of Delegates passed a resolution that was then signed into law by President Donald Trump.
On August 4, 2021, Trump issued an executive order to appoint a special counsel to investigate his firing and possible collusion with Russia.
That same day , the Senate voted to impeaching him, along with Vice President Mike Pence.
That afternoon, on August 19, 2021 , the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Trump v.
United States, that Congress had no power to impece a president over an act that occurred while the president was acting in his official capacity.
But, in the weeks since the impeachment vote, the impeachment effort has continued to gain momentum.
On September 11, 2021 and again on September 13, 2021 – both times on the same day – Congress passed the Impeache Trump Act.
On October 6, 2021 the House voted to vote to impeak Trump.
The next day, in a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate passed the Senate Impeaches Trump Act in a voice vote.
On November 5, 2021 Republicans successfully pushed through a measure to impeached Trump, and it was ultimately voted down by the House on November 7, 2021. But that
On March 1, 2018, Donald Trump made history as the first sitting president to be impeached for obstruction of justice.Since…